Thursday, April 30, 2009

Recettes Secrètes: Quick Chipotle Taqueria Style Salsa

The beauty of this last minute quick and easy salsa is that there is no hard and fast rule.. Tailor to your taste buds. I like my salsas smooth and spicy, but also a little sweet and salty! I made this one based off of a smokey salsa negra my friend Nicolette made for a dinner party a couple of months ago. *Of course roasting your own chilis would make it even more special, this is merely a quick alternative for those times you're SO bogged down frying your handmade chips and stuffing masa into cornhusks with guests on the way that you just CAN'T begin fire-roasting so late in the game! ;)

In a food processor (or blender) combine:
• 1 onion, coarsely chopped
• 1-2 cloves of garlic
• lime juice
• cilantro
• fresh jalepenos
• green chilies (canned)
• can of tomatoes (I use a new TJ's product of fire-roasted tomatoes and green chilis, canned together)
• 2-3 chipotle peppers (in adobo sauce, canned; in Mexican grocery aisle)

Season with salt, pepper, and paprika.
Add chili powder to desired spiciness...

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